Discovering Architecture + Design Program

The Architecture + Design Summer Program is an exciting two week day camp program developed for high school students who are interested in learning more about the art and science of design. The program is jointly sponsored by the Department of Architecture at the University of Memphis and the Memphis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
The Architecture + Design Summer Program operates from 9:00am until 2:00pm, Monday through Friday.  The program is structured around a variety of activities including an introduction to architectural and structural concepts, computer applications, model building, and freehand drawing.  The program of study also includes visits to architecture and design firms, and an architectural tour of downtown Memphis.  Local architects, designers, landscape architects, and other design professionals serve as guest lecturers.  A variety of special demonstrations and films are also offered.
Participants work one-on-one and in groups with University instructors and design professionals in the studios and classrooms of the Department of Architecture.  Beginning with basic design problems, the program experience culminates with the presentation of student projects including both architectural drawings and models.  Students who successfully complete the Architecture + Design Summer Program receive a certificate after they present their work to a professional jury, family and friends on the second Saturday  from 9:00am to noon. Projects completed in camp may be used in a portfolio for application to architecture and design schools.
For more information, contact the Department of Architecture at 901.678.2724 or AIA Memphis at 901.525.3818 or e-mail info@aiamemphis.org.